I've just found this great worksheet, I think it's really helpful and amusing, do you think so?
Past Continuous+Past Simple When While
A. Complete the sentences. Use the correct present simple or present continuous form of the verbs in brackets.
1 Sarah __________________ (usually play) football every Sunday.
2 She ___________________ (not play) today because she’s ill.
3 How often _____________________ (you / go) to the cinema?
4 I ___________________________ (watch) a film on TV at the moment.
5 Mike ________________________ (not often walk) to school.
6 ________________________ (he / travel) by bus today?
7 What _______________________ (you / do) tonight?
8 What _________________ (she / usually / do) at the weekends?
B. Complete the dialogue. Use the correct present simple or present continuous form of the verbs in brackets.
Anne (1) _______________ (you / always stay in) on Saturdays?
Kath No, I don’t. I usually go out at the weekend. I (2) _______________ (go) to the cinema tonight.
Anne Who (3) _______________ (you / go with)?
Kath With my boyfriend Greg. He (4) _______________ (hardly ever / watch) adventure films, but I really (5) _______________ (enjoy) them. What about you? (6) _______________ (your boyfriend / meet) you this evening?
Anne Yes, he is. He (7) _______________ (come) after work. He (8) _______________ (usually / finish) at five o’clock.
C. Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Simple or Present Continuous:
I ______________ (write) this email from Lloret de Mar. I_________ (be) on holiday here with my family. We ____________ (come) here every year and I always ___________________ (have) a good time. At the moment my mum and dad __________________ (have) lunch, I __________ (be) in town alone. I ________________________ (buy) some presents and I _________________ (write) one or two emails. My boyfriend _____________ (write) to me everyday, but there’s a boy here who I like. He _______________ (sit) near me now. I hope he ____________________ (not understand) this email if he sees it.
D. Complete the text. Use the present simple and the present continuous.
Kevin Roberts also (play) plays football for Inverness, the same team as Juan. Kevin (1 come)………from Glasgow. At the moment Kevin and Juan (2 play) ………..snooker together. They always (3 speak)…………English because Kevin (4 not speak)……….a word of Spanish. Kevin (5 have got)………a strong Scottish accent which Juan sometimes (6 not understand)……….
E. Complete the text. Use the present simple or present continuous.
Alice always (1) ____________ (meet) her friend, Laura on Saturdays. They usually (2) ____________ (go) shopping and then they (3) ____________ (have) a coffee in their favourite café and they (5) ____________ (chat). Today, Alice (5) ____________ (be) late. Laura (6) ____________ (wait) for her in their usual meeting place. She phones Alice on her mobile.
Laura Hi Alice. Where (7) ____________ (be) you?
Alice I (8) ____________ (sit) on the bus. There (9) ____________ (be) a lot of traffic. What (10)____________ you ____________ (do)?
Laura I (11) ____________ (chat) to Gary, the new student in our class. He (12) ____________ (be) really friendly!
Alice OK! See you in minute.
This Blog is celebrating its 1st Anniversary on September 8th. Therefore, I’d like to write about the STATUE OF LIBERTY, the best symbol of Freedom and Democracy as well as international friendship. That’s why I chose HER as the head of this English Corner. Not only She represents these ideals, but also, she inspires hopes.
During the American Revolution, French gave the Statue of Liberty to the American people as recognition of their friendship. Through the time, the Statue also became a symbol of democracy.
In 1876, the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was asked to design the Statue. Because of that, She is carrying a book where you can read the 4th of July, commemorating the American Independence.
The Americans had to build the pedestal whereas French the sculpture. In both countries, there were funds to collect money for the colossal statue, little by little, people donated all the money required.
In 1884, the Statue was finished; in 1885, the pedestal was completed too. In June of 1885, the colossal was carried from France to the United States by the frigate “Isere”. Before transporting this, the Statue was divided into 350 individual pieces.
From that moment onwards, this colossal sculpture became a recognizable symbol of the American values; She was admired by many immigrants who came to USA looking for opportunities, her torch seemed to illuminate their way. As a matter of fact, the Statue was originally called LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD.
At last, I encourage you to watch the following videos, and of course, if you travel to NY, you have to go to Liberty Island. It’s amazing! There is a museum in the pedestal where you can see the history of the Statue of Liberty.